Hae-mong is a print publication exploring the cultural significance of dreams for Koreans from a unique perspective beyond traditional Freudian or Jungian interpretations. It highlights the centuries-old practice of Korean dream fortune-telling and trade rooted in shamanism and ancient customs.
Within the pages of Hae-mong, readers can discover how dream interpretation has played a vital role in Korean culture for centuries, as evidenced by the story of two sisters during the Three Kingdoms period. Legend has it that Kim Munhui's fate changed when she traded her precious silk skirt for her sister's auspicious dream about urinating on top of Mountain Seohyeong. The dream symbolizes great power and fortune, and it's said that as a result, Kim Munhui married King Muyeol of Silla.
The readers can immerse further into the world of Korean dream interpretation through interactive features like tearing the pages to reveal their fortunes and engaging with the included price chart for dream transactions, offering a unique opportunity to potentially change one’s destiny.